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Dr. Wali and team spread word on mesothelioma

Anil Wali, Ph.D., and his lab team educated faculty and patients about mesothelioma and research efforts into early detection of the disease.

Anil Wali, Ph.D., and his lab team educated faculty and patients about mesothelioma and research efforts into early detection of the disease.

Anil Wali, Ph.D., and his laboratory personnel spread the word about mesothelioma during Mesothelioma Awareness Day on Sept. 26.

Dr. Wali, associate professor of Surgery and Pathology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, informed WSU staff, faculty, students and armed services veterans about mesothelioma incidence, prevalence and translational research efforts into the condition’s early detection and treatment options.

The event took place at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor caused by environmental or industrial asbestos exposure around the lining of the lung and abdomen.

Dr. Wali has secured funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Protection Agency and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to identify the early detection biomarkers of the disease.

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